Burley Johnson

Burley William Johnson, Sr., of Kingwood  (Pleasantdale Community), passed away Friday, April 5, 2019,  at Preston Memorial Hospital. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Burley was born Dec. 24, 1936, in Borgman,  the third son of Flora Florence (Teets) and Artie Franklin Johnson.

A lifetime athlete, Burley excelled at baseball and football at Kingwood High School, where he graduated in 1954. He was employed as a Pipefitter, a 53-year member of UA Local 152 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Morgantown.  An avid golfer, he won many awards at Preston Country Club where he was a member. He enjoyed hunting with his son, brothers and nephews. Burley was also a graduate of Radio and Technical College, of Kent Ohio, and for many years he enjoyed fixing TVs and radios for friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty; his son, Burley Jr. “Bill” and wife Jamie, of Morgantown; his daughters, Tracy and  husband Bill Wheeler, and Amy Johnson, both of Kingwood; his sister, Shirley Johnson, of Cheat Lake; sister-in-law, Karen Johnson, of Warminster Pa.; nine grandchildren and spouses, Shane (Amber) Wheeler, of Albright, Sara Wheeler, of Robinson, Ill., Olivia Ward, Elizabeth (AJ) Anderson, and Georgia Ward (David Hart), of St. Cloud Minn., Justin Wheeler (Jessica Ayersman), and Ryan (Kendra) Wheeler, of Kingwood; six great-grandchildren, Amaya, Kamden, Bailey, Halle, Landon and Lyncoln Wheeler; and many very dear nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Burley was preceded in death by his brothers and spouses, Howard “Buss” and  Pansy Johnson, Everett “Chum” and Mary Joretha Johnson, and Don Johnson.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street, from 3 – 8 p.m. on Sun., April 7, and from 10 a.m.  on Mon., April 8, until the time of the service  at 11 a.m.  with the Rev. Paul Rebelo officiating. Entombment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Niche Wall.

The family wishes to thank the Hospice nurses who were so very kind to Burley, Shelly, Jodi, Courtney and Tina.

The family requests that any memorial donations may be made in Burley’s memory to WV Caring Volunteer Department, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.